Dr. Soraira Urquiza

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Registrar, California Institute of the Arts


Dr. Soraira Urquiza is a first-generation college graduate and professional. In addition to her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, she earned a Master’s degree in Chicana/o Studies from CSU Northridge and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Mount St Mary’s University. She is currently the Registrar for the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and was the recipient of the 2021 AACRAO Emerging Leader Award. She is also the current Chair of the Latinx Caucus and President of PACRAO.